DISTURBED’S NEW SINGLE, “ANOTHER WAY TO DIE,” BLAZING UP ROCK RADIO CHARTS
TICKETS ON SALE FOR AUGUST UPROAR TOUR
Multi-Platinum hard rock band Disturbed have scored their highest chart entry position at Active Rock radio to date with the No. 5 bow of “Another Way To Die,” the electrifying new single from their upcoming album Asylum. This is the best debut on the Active chart for any song since Linkin Park’s “What I’ve Done” in April 2007 and is only the 15th song to debut in the Top Five since 1997. The track also debuted at No. 6 on the Mainstream Rock chart and was the No. 1 Most Added at Active and Modern Rock.
The band have also just announced that Reprise Records will be releasing Asylum on August 31st, 2010. Cover art for Asylum has just been revealed on their website, www.disturbed1.com.
On August 17th the band will hit the road to headline the first annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival, which runs through October 4th. Also on the bill are Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Halestorm, and Hell Yeah. Tickets for UPROAR are on sale now. Please visit www.rockstaruproar.com for details.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect with Winger at the M3 Rock Festival. The last time I saw Winger perform a few years ago, it was in support of their album IV. I don’t know if it was the small crowd at my local venue, the blazing set that was done by Frank Hannon beforehand, or just an off night, but Winger was just OK that night. I was hoping for more at M3 and I got it! I don’t know if it was the unspoken competition between bands, but Kip Winger and company were great at M3. They put on a great set, and were much more lively than the last time I saw them.
I have seen Reb Beach play several times in the past, not only with Winger, but also with Dokken & Whitesnake. He never disappoints, and was quite fun to watch. Winger’s second guitar player John Roth got his chance to strut his stuff too, and he proved to be a very good player as well. Kip Winger’s voice is still in fine form after all of these years, and he still sounds great on all of those classic Winger tunes. Winger’s set included the songs, “Seventeen”, “You are the Saint, I am the Sinner”, “Headed for a Heartbreak”, “Down Incognito”, “Deal With the Devil”, “Can’t Get Enough” and more. I truly enjoyed Winger’s set, and I hope they return to another M3 Rock Festival in the future! Check out the video clip and pictures from the show below.
A few months ago, my best friend asked me if I had ever heard of a band called Taddy Porter. When I told her no, she went on and on and on about how amazing they were. She had just seen them open up for some big time band at a little, local venue in our hometown. To make a long story short, she said Taddy Porter blew that big time band away. That was enough to peak my interest.
This quartet from Stillwater, Oklahoma consists of Andy Brewer on vocals/guitar, Kevin Jones on bass, Joe Selby on lead guitar/vocals and Doug Jones on drums. It may look like they’re not quite old enough to buy beer, but they sound like they skipped right over the beer and started guzzling Jack Daniels many, many years ago. Their Facebook bio confirms that their sound “hold[s] you at gunpoint and command[s] that you shake your ass.” That is an understatement.
They draw their influence from the Black Keys, Led Zeppelin, Creedence and Jethro Tull, to name just a few, but I hear some other good things going on. There’s a little AC/DC hiding in there, along with some 80’s rock and a touch of the south and some blues. Their sound is definitely fortified in classic rock with a fresh twist that makes it current and not just another lame, copy cat. This album is just heavy on one of my favorite things: sweet, sweet, good ol’ fashioned, bang your head, get down and dirty rock & roll…and it’s sounds SO good.
For some guys who’ve only been together since 2007, they have a feel that is well beyond their years. It’s so nice to know that these gentlemen take their music seriously; they’re not just a bunch of dudes trying to make it big and get laid (although I’m sure they don’t mind that perk). They actually care about their music. Brewer even took guitar lessons to improve his playing and learn slide. The guitars aren’t overworked or super fancy; they’re simple, dirty and work well together. The drums and bass are heavy and solid. Brewer’s voice is strong and clean, which plays well against all of the dirt the rest of the band is delivering.
The first track, “Whatever Hurts You,” starts off with a slow groove and then blasts your face with rock; it’s a pretty sweet introduction to what’s ahead for your listening pleasure. Their single, “Shake Me” is hot, sexy, loud and rough. There’s enough energy in this song to keep you partying for days, maybe even weeks. The album continues in this rocking fashion with only a couple slower tunes that let you catch your breath.
I could sit here and describe every song on the album to you, but all you really need to know is that it rocks. If you don’t like to rock, then there’s something wrong with you. Can I say “rock” or “dirty” any more in this review? Yes. Make sure your dirty ass buys this album when it comes out because it rocks.
Check out Taddy Porter online at this link! Taddy Porter’s CD hits stores today!!
Rating: Out of 10
- Whatever Haunts You
- Big Enough
- Shake Me
- Gotta Get You Back
- Long Slow Drag
- I Gotta Love
- Mean Bitch
- Bringing Me Down
- In The Morning
- Fire In The Streets
- Railroad Queen
- King Louie
Taddy Porter is:
Andy Brewer – Lead Vocals
Joe Selby – Lead Guitar
Kevin Jones – Bass
Doug Jones – Drums